Diversity Development Committee
The Diversity Development Committee is charged with keeping the Association engaged with issues and activities relevant to equity, diversity and inclusion. It meets during the annual conference and is open to any interested member of the Association willing to commit time and energy to achieving committee goals during the year.
Diversity Development Committee
Chair: Arturo Torres
As the Assistant Registrar at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Arturo offers over 14 years of experience in both the Admissions & Registrar’s office. Arturo brings a well-rounded and experienced approach to innovation and problem solving. Currently, Arturo oversees Academic Scheduling, Document Management, Registrar area trainings, Ticketing Management, Social Media and Website. Arturo received his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Law Enforcement from Nevada State College in 2013 and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Non Profit Management from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2015. Over Arturo’s career he has participated in various organization, community events and university panels. In March of 2017 Arturo participated on a on campus panel regarding FERPA. More recently Arturo participated on a campus panel regarding the Presidents Executive Order and its impact on our university. Arturo continues his involvement with organizations such as AACRAO and PACRAO because of its resources, networking, and professional development opportunities and the memorable and fun conferences. Arturo’s recent involvement with PACRAO has been on the PACRAO Board as the Diversity Development Advocate. In additiona Arturo has also participated on the Program Committee for Spokane 2017 and Planning Committee for Las Vegas 2016.
Anthony is the Assistant Registrar for Student Records at Pomona College in Claremont, CA. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of La Verne and his Master of Education in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to this role, Anthony served as the Student Records and Services Coordinator at Pomona and as the Assistant Registrar at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, CA. He joined PACRAO in 2015 and has since co-presented at the Spokane conference and contributed to the PACRAO newsletter. Anthony's an advocate for college accessibility and a believer in the promise of a holistic liberal arts education. He’s a lover of all things made of coffee grounds, an avid reader, and a proud public radio nerd.
Ruth Garay is the Progression and Completion Coordinator at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. UNLV is a dynamic and diverse institution that has undergone several changes in the administration structure. She has been with UNLV since January 2004 and has served the Office of the Registrar in several capacities. In her current role, she coordinates and troubleshoots degree audit and graduation, conducts preliminary analysis of curriculum changes for implementation in PeopleSoft and the catalog using CurricuLog, and assist when needed in maintenance of the transfer evaluation system (TES) and transfer articulation.
As an immigrant from Honduras, and being a first-time first-gen student, she also serves the students by emphasizing inclusive language in policies and advocates for inclusive processes.
Ruth has contributed in PACRAO as a member of the Diversity Development Committee since 2014, and in the PACRAO Executive Board as the Diversity Development Advocate 2015, 2016, and 2017. She has presented on diversity themes in higher education any opportunity she gets.
She received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Organization Management, and is a current candidate for the Masters of Public Administration, all from UNLV.
"Katherine Cable spends her working hours as the Academic Records Coordinator at Southern Oregon University, which means she's equal parts archivist and doer of things that defy categorization. She comes to higher education from what could easily be called a variety of career choices in her past, including Emergency Medicine, Search and Rescue, a term in the Marines as a linguist, and a number of other odds and ends. She received her bachelor's degree in Emerging Media and Digital Art from Southern Oregon University.
Katherine serves on SOU's Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Committee, Veteran's and Military Connected Student Task Force, Bias Response Team and Equity Grievance Panels. Throughout her three years in Higher Education, she's given talks at OrACRAO and PACRAO on the topic of transgender staff, self-care, and Clearinghouse Enrollment Reporting.
She spends her off hours as an independent filmmaker, transgender activist and community volunteer, helping students with matters surrounding gender transition and LGBTQ+ support."
Registrar at University of Phoenix and has assumed this role since 2008. With over 19 years of experience with University of Phoenix, she has had the opportunity to serve in various leadership roles at both the local campuses and central university administrative offices. As Vice President, Registrar at University of Phoenix she has made her focus on process efficiencies that enhance the student experience, and these efforts have resulted in the University being recognized with two process excellence awards by the Southwest Alliance for Excellence for the Registrar’s Office degree conferral and quality control processes. Audra is actively involved in the higher education community speaking at conferences and serving on various committees for the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Audra has expanded her contribution by serving on the Clearinghouse Advisory Committee to help identify innovative ways to deliver services to students. Audra holds a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies from The University of Arizona and a Master of Educational Counseling in Human Relations from Northern Arizona University.
Associate Dean of Enrollment Management, Registrar, at Mohave Community College located in Kingman, Arizona. Michelle has over 12 years of higher education experience associated with the Office of Instruction and Student Services. Currently, Michelle oversees the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, Veterans Services, and Admissions. Such higher education leadership opportunities have been personally and professionally rewarding. She considers it an honor to lead such a talented team of professionals who demonstrate such dedication and integrity in serving their students and community at large. Michelle participates in multiple committees within the College and serves as a member of the Mohave/La Paz Workforce Development Board. In addition, she serves as a participant in the Diversity Development Committee for PACRAO. Michelle received a Master degree in Education, specifically in Counseling, from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences from Washington State University.